OKP Premiere: Betty Ford Boys Unveil The Hard-Grooving "Shut Up" Video
World, prepare yourselves: Betty Ford Boys are headed to a sound system near you. The Berlin-based producer trio of Suff Daddy, Brenk Sinatra and Dexter has been making gradually increasing waves in the futuristic R&B/electro scenes. Now, Okayplayer is very proud to premiere their latest video for "Shut Up," a nimble cut that conjoins elements of trap, calypso, hip-hop and shades of gospel.
In the clip we watch as a hooded bandit slowly closes in on the Betty Ford Boys' hotel room, only to rob them of stashed sweets while the trio is DJing a live show, out of sight and out of mind. A hard-edged story that's ultimately sweet at the center, the clip is a perfect match for the track itself, which toes the line perfectly between hard and hazy. The Betty Ford Boys trio was formed after Suff Daddy, Brenk Sinatra and Dexter shared a performing bill at 2012's Beat BBQ in Cologne, Germany, and hatched a brilliant idea: "Why not a producer supergroup?" The partnership has gone on to bear some delicious sonic fruits, including their debut Leaders of the Brew School LP and 2014's Retox. The group has made a concentrated effort to put production first, and work hard to release their best material as purely instrumental cuts, rather than sell them off to MCs.
Betty Ford Boys are currently signed to Melting Pot Music and have close ties to OKP stalwarts Jakarta as well. With a densely-layered sound and proactive career approach, the group is most definitely putting Berlin on another level. Watch the clip for "Shut Up" below and be sure to check out more from Betty Ford Boys.